Current Openings

Director of Development 

Grants Manager

Volunteer Docent

Director of Development  

Reporting to the President, the Director of Development will build and oversee relationships with current and prospective donors, corporate representatives, and trustees to engage and involve those with capacity and interest. The Director will also play a lead role in pursuing, securing, and servicing corporate contributions for the Society, including philanthropic funds, marketing/promotional sponsorships, and in-kind support. 

Major job duties include but are not limited to: developing, overseeing, and executing a comprehensive development plan which would include annual giving, major gifts, corporate gifts, planned giving and foundation and government funding.  The Director will oversee and coordinate the activities of the development department staff. 


  • Plan and coordinate the implementation of a major gifts and corporate contributions program, including:
    • Set goals and strategies for major giving
    • Identify and cultivate corporate funding prospects
    • Conduct prospect identification and expand the current donor database
  • Collaborate with the President, Board Chair, other board members, and other key stakeholders to develop and maintain relationships with new donors, current donors, prospects, and high-net-worth individuals
  • Develop and execute strategies to reach various donor segments by creating case and supporting materials, funding proposals, letters of inquiry, marketing and promotional plans, in-kind support and innovative corporate partnership models
  • Work in collaboration with the Development Committee and its chair on stewardship and acquisition activities
  • Create and administer select cultivation events and stewardship opportunities
  • Effectively link donor interests with programmatic priorities
  • Embrace a mission-driven, cohesive, and supportive attitude within the organization
  • Maintain professionalism in all departmental activities and outreach, promoting confidentiality and a commitment to the donor bill of rights
  • Track prospect and donor activities, status, and next steps in Raisers Edge database
  • Develop a “moves” management and tracking process 
  • Assess the effectiveness of giving strategies through monthly analytical and statistical contribution reports and adjust accordingly 


  • Bachelor’s degree with five or more years progressively responsible experience in fundraising
  • Ability to foster, facilitate and develop donor relationships and make high-level solicitations
  • Excellent verbal, written, general communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Ability to clearly articulate organization’s mission and goals with energy and passion
  • Computer literacy required, including database management experience
  • Knowledge of Raisers Edge and prospect research tools a plus
  • Financial management skills
  • Must be able to work irregular hours, including some evenings
  • Enthusiasm for Maryland Historical Society programs


  • Professionalism and enthusiasm
  • A natural people-person
  • Must be a team player with leadership qualities
  • Calm and effective problem-solver
  • Ability to manage multiple deadline-oriented projects simultaneously
  • Detail-oriented
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to recognize opportunities and pro-actively pursue them
  • Ability to practice a high level of confidentiality

This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefit package.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to


Grants Manager

Position Overview 

The Grants Manager carries out an aggressive plan to identify, solicit, manage and maintain support from public and private funders. Sources include state and local government agencies and private and corporate foundations. The position works closely with program and finance departments. 

Position Responsibilities 

Proposal Writing:

• Conduct research to identify project-appropriate funding sources

• Write project-specific and general support grant proposals and applications; letters of inquiry, progress reports and other correspondence to prospective and renewing foundations, corporations, and government agencies

• Gather and prepare all materials to accompany grant requests (financial data, bios, required forms, etc.)

• Prepare weekly tracking reports of submitted funding requests

Proposal Stewardship:

• Produce acknowledgment and thank you letters

• Track submitted proposals (i.e. confirms receipt of mailings and online applications, etc.)

• Ensure grant compliance through the timely submission of interim and final reports

Candidate Requirements:

• Must possess excellent writing skills

• Excellent computer skills, including MS Office, internet and fundraising software. Knowledge of Raiser's Edge is a plus

• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

• Attention to detail, excellent organizational skills and the ability to plan, prioritize and coordinate multiple projects/deadlines

• Knowledge of Baltimore’s philanthropic community a plus

• A track record of producing successful grant applications

• Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information

Education and Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in relevant field

• Two or more years of grant writing experience, preferably in a museum, educational or cultural institution.

• Experience with foundation, government and corporate grants.

About the position:

This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefit package.

The Maryland Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to


Volunteer Docent

The Maryland Historical Society (MdHS), a museum and library in Baltimore, is recruiting volunteer docents to deliver interactive tours and programs for student and adult groups. We are seeking candidates who have an interest in history, enjoy working with the public, and feel comfortable speaking to groups.

For more information about this position click here!

To apply to this position please download and complete the application